Earth Day
April 27th, 2019

The weather cooperated and the Aberdeen Lions Club had a terrific turn out for the Hot Dog Sale at Earth Day.  Approximately 400 hot dogs were sold. 
There were 16 Lions and a former lion who helped sell hotdogs.  Many thanks to Walmart manager, Bill Duffy, for providing the hot dog rolls, bottled water and bags of chips 
Lion Bijoy along with Lions fro the Johns Hopkins University provided eye screenings. 
Enjoy these pictures.  




Document Shredding
Friday, April 26th, 2019
21 N. Rogers Street
Aberdeen, MD

The Aberdeen Lions Club and the Aberdeen Rotary sponsored a secure, document shredding day on Friday, April 26th 2019 on the parking lot directly oposite the main
Aberdeen fire house, located at 21 N. Rogers Street.  This is a yearly event.




2019 Scholarship Announcement and Application




Congratulations to Dee Layman who won the Super Bowl raffle. Enjoy the game!!!
Don't forget to sell your Super Bowl Raffle tickets.  Drawing will be on January 22nd, 2019.  Good Luck to all. 




During the months of January, February and March the Aberdeen Lions Club will be collecting hats, gloves, scarves, socks and blankets for the homeless.  You can bring those items to the dinner meeting or send the web master an email and 
arrangements will be made to pick up the items.  Remember - "We Serve" 




The Aberdeen Lions Club wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and a healthy Happy New Year. 

The month of December was a busy month for the Aberdeen Lions Club.  Over 300 toys were collected and contributed to the Harford County Empty Stocking Fund.  We held a successful fruit drive.  Enjoyed a Christmas Dinner meeting and then gathered to assemble and distribute 96 Christmas food boxes to be distributed to the community.  Many thanks to the Aberdeen High School LEO club for all of their help with our projects.
Please enjoy these pictures.





District 22-A Cabinet Visit

District Governor Angela Bruce and 1st Vice District Governor Samuel Foster visited the Aberdeen Lions Club at the
November 27, 2018,  dinner meeting.  


Empty Stocking Toy Collection


You’ve all heard of “CHRISTMAS IN JULY?”  The Aberdeen Lions Club will be having “CHRISTMAS IN  NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER!”  At our Dinner meetings starting in October and going through the early part of December, (cutoff date for 2018 toy donations will be communicated once received) we will be collecting toys that will be donated to the Harford County Empty Stocking Fund. 

Please consider bringing an unwrapped new toy with you to the dinner meetings or dropping one (or two) off at the Accounting office of Cynthia A. Moats, CPA, P.A., 607 Paradise Road Aberdeen, MD 21001, or at Cetury 21 The Real Estate Center, 200 North Philadelphia Blvd, Suite C, Aberdeen, MD.  You do not need to be a member of the Aberdeen Lions Club to participate in this project.  

(NOTE:  Walmart, Target and Toys R Us regularly have isles with clearance toys)

Please feel free to contact Lions Cynthia Moats,,  or Karin Hancock,,  if you have any questions! 
Thank you for your support.  






Thank you for supporting our 2018 Fruit Sale
Watch for information regarding the 2019 Fruit Sale to start in October 2019. 

Please feel free to send an email to if you would like to order fruit.  
Please see the fund raising page for pictures of the fruit. 


Our upcoming Coach and Vera Bradley Bingo is sold out! We look forward to seeing everyone next Friday, September 7th. We had to do Table assignments for this event and will make sure you know your Table number before you come to the Bingo. Thank you to everyone for your support!






2018/2019 President Lambert Rickey        

2018/2019 Board Members
Missing are JD Russell, Cheryl Rickey, Mark Schlottman 
and James Moats


Cabinet Meeting
August 30, 2018

Members of the Aberdeen Lions and Aberdeen Lions/Lioness Club attended the First Cabinet Meeting at the 
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland.


Aberdeen Lions Breakfast

August 18, 2018
Golden Corral, Aberdeen

Aberdeen Lions and guests gathered for our annual breakfast at Golden Corral.  This event brings Lions and their families together for an informal get-together.  No formal meeting!  No Lions business!  Just friends and family eating together.   Also, it's a small way to thank Lion Russ (owner of Golden Corral) for his food contributions to our Spaghetti and Pancake Suppers.  (Thanks Russ!!)







Board Meeting, August 7, 2018


Incoming President Lion Lambert Rickey Giving outgoing President Lion Carol Mahanti a Past President Award


President 2017-2018 Lion Year - Carol Mahanti

Thank You Lion Carol for a great Lion Year!!


Aberdeen Lions Club Awards for 2017-2018

Past President Carol Mahanti Presented Cheryl Lambert a Melvin Jones Award at the September 11th, 2018 Dinner meeting.


At the June 12th dinner meeting,  King Lion Carol presented several key awards to members for their year(s) of service to the club and the community
Lion Norris Willey has been an Aberdeen Lion for 65 Years.  


2017-2018 Perfect Attendance Pins 

The following members were recognized for their perfect attendance (beyond 1 year):

1 Year
Joe Swisher    

2 Year
Jack Dempsey
Luanne Miller
Cheryl Rickey

3 Years
Tammy Buckley

5 Years
Bijoy Mahanti
Carol Mahanti
Dave Shetterly

8 Years
Chuck Jacobs

9 Years 
Karin Hancock

10 Years
Sandy Osborn

19 Years
Lambert Rickey

23 Years
Senora Haywood
Cynthia Moats

25 Years
Kersey Jones
Herman Moxey

31 Years
Mark Schlottmann

34 Years
Rowe Haywood

35 Years
Linda Baine

45 Years
Larry Harris


Enjoy these pictures of a few individuals receiving perfect attendance pins. 


Katie Gaeth was given an award for being a volunteer to the Lions Club since she was young


The Aberdeen Lions Club received 100% Treasurer, Secretary, Activities and Bulletin Awards.  


Lion of the Year was presented to Lion Karin Hancock 


King Lion Carol's Last Board Meeting
June 5, 2018






2019 Multiple District 22 97nd Annual Convention

May 13-16, 2019
Ocean City, Maryland


Slate of Officers
Lion Year 2018-2019

President                                                                        A. Lambert Rickey
1st Vice President                                                           James D. Russell 
nd Vice President                                                          Cheryl Rickey
rd Vice President                                                           Karin Hancock
Secretary                                                                        Karin Hancock
Treasurer                                                                        Cynthia Moats
Financial Secretary                                                        Charles Jacobs, Jr.
Membership Chairperson                                               Bijoy Mahanti
                                                                                        A. Lambert Rickey
                                                                                        Mark Schlottman
Director 2017-2019                                                         Senora Haywood
Director 2017-2019                                                          Sandra Osborn
Director 2018-2020                                                          Bijoy Mahanti
Director 2018-2020                                                          LuAnne Miller
Lion Tamer                                                                       James Moats
Tail Twister                                                                       Tamarra Buckley
Marketing Committee Chairperson                                  Kersey Jones
                                                                                         Karin Hancock
Bulletin Editor                                                                   Kersey Jones
FB Administrator                                                               Annette Fella
Immediate Past President/LCIF Coordinator                   Carol Mahanti
Webpage Administrator                                                    Karin Hancock
Service Chairperson                                                         Mark Schlottman



Aberdeen High School Leo Club  and Aberdeen Lions Club Pancake Supper 

March 26, 2019  4:00pm – 7:00pm Aberdeen High School 251 Paradise Road Aberdeen, Maryland 21001 

4 years and over $7.00 in Advance/ $7.50 at the door 3 years and under Free  
For more information contact 410-272-5000 ext. 2128 All proceeds will benefit the Aberdeen Community 
The Aberdeen Lions Club will be collecting donations to the  Humane Society of Harford County during our annual Pancake Supper. 
Look for the drop-off area at the Pancake Supper! 
Items needed include:  
Dog & Cat food Leashes Water and food bowls Dog & Cat treats Play toys for Dogs and Cats
Dog beds Brushes Chew toys Dog & Cat shampoos Harnesses 
Paper towels Copy Paper Office supplies Peroxide Alcohol 
Disposable gloves Dryer sheets Hand sanitizer Bleach Trash bags  
Cash donations will also be accepted. Please make your check payable to:  The Humane Society of Harford County.  
Thank you! 

PLEASE NOTE;  During the 2018-2019 Lion Year this web page will be updated.  Please take pictures and provide them to Lion Karin Hancock.


Atlantic City Bus Trip


Enjoy these pictures from the Atlantic City Bus Trip
April 21, 2018






Dinner Meetings 


Kalpesh Shah - True Wellness Cannabis - January 22nd, 2019


Kristen McMahon - Arrow Child and Family Ministries

At the September 25th, 2018, dinner meeting, the Vice Presidents went over the various committees for 2018/2019.  

1st VP-JD Russell 2nd VP-Cheryl Rickey     3rd VP- Karin Hancock

Lion Mark Schlottman sharing with membership how much money has been raised since the club started the recycling project.



Bob Mumby                                                 

Lion Larry Harris                        

Tiffany Hetzman                          

 Kim Proutt, RN                               


Matt Slatus and                            
Justin Johnson                           

Lion Joe Swisher                   

Barbara Hillman                                                 
Kalpesh Shah & Perry Coleman          

    Sister Suzanne Bunn                                        

Melissa Blessing                                        

Debble Ostrowski                                                                

Aberdeen Mayor Patrick McGrady               

New Members

Aberdeen Lions Club inducted new member Jermaine Winder
Induction was completed by PDG Senora Haywood.
Lion Sponsor is Cynthia Moats



Aberdeen Lions Club inducted a new member, Earl Noble. 
Induction was completed by PDG Senora Haywood.
Lion Sponsor is Karin Hancock



Dinner Meetings

Charter Night, May 22, 2018  - 86 Years of Service to the Comunity 












As your King of Aluminum Can recycling, I'm happy to announce, that after a few weeks of no-availability, the Aberdeen Lions Club Can Trailer has found a new home!

For almost 15 years, the Shortstop Beverage Barn was home to the "Can Trailer".  Shortstop Beverage Barn owner, Andy Lee, was very gracious to allow the Can Trailer to be parked on his property for those many years. As most of you know, the Shortstop Beverage Barn has closed with the property being sold to the Lidl Grocery Store chain. 
So, the Can Trailer needed a new home; a place of high visibility and easy access.

After an exhaustive search involving dozens of land-use experts, marketing gurus, helicopter photography and even satellite imaging making use of the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station, I'm pleased to announce that the Can Trailer's new home is:

The Railroad Food Park located on W. Bel Air Ave at the foot of Mt. Royal Ave and adjacent to the B & O Railroad Station. Lion Art Helton was very accommodating in allowing the Can Trailer to be placed on his property. Thank you, Lion Art!!

One doesn't just park a Can Trailer on a piece of property and walk away...No!!!  Some site work had to be done and for that, I want to thank Steve Horne and his Crew from Horne Concrete Construction for doing the necessary site prep prior to placing the Can Trailer at its new location. So....the Can Trailer is in place and just waiting for you to fill it with Aluminum Cans!

And just so you date, we have raised $28,480.00 from recycled Aluminum, Steel, Copper, Brass and assorted recyclable items.

100% of that $28,480.00 and all future money goes directly back into the Community for local area scholarships, eye glasses for those that cannot afford them, youth athletic sponsorships, medical loan items and a laundry list of civic endeavors.

See us on FB and soon you can visit our newly revamped website:

(Under Construction) for more information including how to become a member of the Aberdeen Lions Club.

And....look to these same emails for information regarding the re-dedication of the Can Trailer!  September 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of the Aberdeen Lions Club Can Trailer.

Plans are in the works for a gala re-dedication of our beloved Can Trailer! You won't want to miss this event! It's sure to be a hum-dinger!

Thank you all for your past contributions to the Can Trailer and please continue to put Aluminum Cans in the Can Trailer!

King Can, Mark


Hurricane Harvey Assistance

On August 30, 2017, the Aberdeen Lions Club donated 25 walkers that will be taken down to Texas for those in need from Hurricane Harvey.  The Bel Air Volunteer Fire Department organized this very worthwhile Project!  As you can see from the photos, food, drinks, clothing and other medical supplies are some of the many items collected for the trip South.

Many thanks to Lions Lisa & Chris for giving Lion Mark a heads-up that the BAVFD was organizing this.  Many thanks too, to those in the BAVFD that organized this! Thank you!!

And many thanks also, for the many people that donate their no-longer-needed
medical supplies to the Aberdeen Lions Club and the other Lions Clubs in Harford County. You never know who will benefit from your generosity.




Aberdeen Lions Club Awards for 2016-2017

At the last dinner meeting of the Lions Year, King Lion Bijoy presented several key awards to members for their year(s) of service to the club and the community.


King Lion Bijoy presents Lions Senora Haywood an Arnall Patz Award and Melvin Johnson with a Melvin Jones Fellow Honor.

King Lion Bijoy presents Lion of the Year Award to Lion Mark Schlottman.

King Lion Bijoy presented a president award to Lions Chuck Jacobs and Sandy Osborn.


Immediate Past President Bijoy happily pins incoming President Carol Mahanti with her President's Pin.



Aberdeen Lions Marched in National  Memorial Day Parade

Washington, DC

 Aberdeen Lions were proud to be part of the Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. on May 28, 2018.   Lions Bijoy Mahanti and Mark Schlottman particpated in the parade.  Lions from the greater Baltimore, Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Delaware were represented.




82th Anniversary Celebration
May 2014

Eighty-two years ago, the Aberdeen Lions Club was chartered with 23 members.  We are the second oldest Lions club in our District 22-A and the oldest Lions club in Harford County, MD.  King Lion Annette presided as the club celebrated its 82h Anniversary at the Wetlands Golf Course with dinner and a program.  Thanks goes to Lions Lynn and Linda for organizing the evening. 






Multiple District 22 Lions Convention

Seven Aberdeen Lions were among the nearly 500 Lions who attended the MD22 Convention at Ocean City, MD in mid-May.  Aberdeen attendees were:  Lions Annette, Bijoy, Carol, Linda, Zach, PDG Senora, and PCC Rowe.  The Guest Speaker for the Convention was International President Barry Palmer.  Highlights for the Aberdeen Lions included: Club President Annette carried the DG Banner in for Opening Ceremonies; Lion Lambert was honored with an award from the LCI President; newest and youngest Aberdeen Lion Zach attended his first Convention with his grandmother, Lion Linda; and PCC Rowe recieved his third Progressive Melvin Jones pin.  The Aberdeen Lions Club earned the following club awards from District 22-A:  Membership Plan, Bulletin/ Webpage/Public Relations/Peace Poster/Diabetes Awareness/Community Service and Advanced Achievement Award. The Club also held its "traditional dinner" at Nicks Ribs and Seafood which was full of fun, fellowship, and foolishness! 





Board Meetings and Dinner Meetings

The Aberdeen Lions meet twice a month on Tuesday for dinner meetings.  Members discuss upcoming efforts on Club projects, activities and fundraisers, as well as share fellowship and fun.  Also at dinner meetings, members are often recognized for their time and efforts towards Lionism.






Aberdeen Lions Dinner Meeting


Be My Valentine

Lions couldn't forget about thier loved ones as they were invited to the Aberdeen Lions Valentine's Meeting on Feb 11th.  There was special entertainment and even a new member was inducted into the club.  Sponsored by Lion Bijoy Mahanti, Lion Nils Johnson became the Aberdeen Valentine Lion.




Years of Service in Lions

At a recent dinner meeting, five Aberdeen Lions were recognized for their years in service to Lions Clubs:  (clockwise below) Sandy Osborn, 15 years; Kersey Jones, 20 ears; Dick Craig, 25 years; Larry Harris, 40 years and Marilyn Craig, 25 years. 



Aberdeen Lions Holiday Meeting

Guests and Spouses were invited to the Aberdeen Lions Holiday Meeting in early December.  It was a time for members to catch up on family news with each other.  Attendees were served appertizers and a special dinner meal.  Entertainment provided by Aberdeen High School band. 



Aberdeen Christmas Street Parade

It was a unusually warm and sunny day for the 2012 Christmas Street Parade, but that wasn't the situation this year in 2013.  It was unusually cold, wet and windy as the Aberdeen Lions and family members participated in the city of Aberdeen's 2013 Christmas Street parade.  Additionally, Lions were asked to sell bratwursts during the parade.  Thanks goes to Lion Mark who organized the brats sales and to the following Lions: Bijoy & Carol, Linda and Hubby Barry, and Maria.  Lion Mark reported that these Lions and spouse endured lousy weather to sell Brats in partnership with the Aberdeen Heritage Trust.  On top of that, Lion Maria provided THE BEST Brats!  Lion Mark said he heard a lot of people say how good they were!  Our own Lion Jon bought one and couldn't wait to get another one, they were that good!    




Aberdeen Lions at the District 22-A Social
Top of the Bay, APG

Aberdeen Lions joined other Lions and guests in attending the District 22-A Dinner and Dance Social at the Top of the Bay at Aberdeen Proving Ground.  Guest Speaker was Kenneth Hammontree, who presented a historical presentation of Melvin Jones, founder of Lions Clubs.




District 22-A Governor Dan Visits Aberdeen Lions

DG Dan made his official visit to the Aberdeen Lions in early November.  He spoke about projects and events at the International level as well as the local District level.  One of the District 22- A projects that DG Dan initiated is the collection of food for distribution to local food pantries.  (See Club Projects for more info.)  DG Dan was accompanied by District Treasurer Chuck who provided an introduction to Dan and his presentation.



Lions Attend USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum
Overland Park, Kansas

Four Aberdeen Lions were among the 2000+ Lions who attended the 37th Annual Lions Leadership Forum for USA and Canada. PCC Rowe, PDG Ed, PDG Senora and Lion Jane participated in several of the 65 seminars.  Additionally, PCC Rowe presented the session, “Zone/Region Chairperson: Facilitating Zone Success."  PDG Senora moderated the session, “Public Speaking: Skills for Everyone.”  At the MD22 Breakfast, the four Aberdeen Lions took a picture with the rest of the District 22-A attendees.  Next year’s Forum will be held in San Juan, Puerto.  See you there!




Club's VPs Review Committees at First Club Meeting

At the first dinner meeting of the Lions Year, it is a tradition for the Aberdeen Lions Club's Vice Presidents to review the committees which they oversee.  Members have another opportunity to sign up for a specific committee and/or provide comments on upcoming committee activities.  It's a good way to review the upcoming year of committee activities for administrative (1VP Lambert), service (JD) and fundraising (3VP Cheryl).    


Lion Larry reading the proposed change to the Aberdeen Lions Club Constitution.  The membership approved the change.  


Aberdeen Lions Night at the IronBirds Game

July 15, 2017
Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen

Members and guests of the Aberdeen Lions Club gathered to attend an IronBirds game at Ripken Stadium.  A fireworks display followed the game against the Connecticut Tigers.  Thanks goes to Lion Mark who obtained the tickets for this fun event.






A Donation to the Lions of Aberdeen

At its ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new store in Aberdeen, Royal Farms presented the Aberdeen Lions Charities Inc. (ALCI) with a check for $1000.00.   The money will be used for community activities in Aberdeen and distributed among the three Lions clubs within Aberdeen:  ALCI, Maryland Cycling for Sight Lions Club and the Aberdeen Lioness Lions Club.  Aberdeen Lion Club President Annette and MD Cycle for Sight Club President Mike spoke briefly at the ceremony, thanking Royal Farms for its contribution to Lionism and to Aberdeen.  The Orioles Bird and the Royal Farm Chicken provided hugs to Lions too.




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